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Ok, adding forum layouts is actually possible, for they who do not know what that is:
A layout is a special un-moveable background and scroller.
For some good layouts, go to http://hotfreelayouts.com

Create a own closed forum for it, and paste the embed- code in the forum description, after you've saved the "layout- forum" you shall edit it again and remove the forum title.
Now, your forum will look a whole lot better, don't you think?
Some layouts may not fit in, but you could always explore the hotfreelayout site and add, and remove them to find the one you like the most.

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I personally would not use this, but I can definitely see how some people would want this. It's kind of a good idea, gives people a little bit more options with the way their forum is. It's boring if they all look the same and you do not have the know how to make it look better.

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I would advise against the use of external codes on your site. Using different style information can corrupt your forum if you aren't careful making it unaccessible.

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Update: Some of those codes can block users from the Admin control panel. Also it can stop you from doing simple tasks on your forum.

I strongly advise against this. There is about a %45 chance you will mess up your forum if you dont know what your doing.


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Yeah, I would not do this either, but I think he means he wants FreeForums forums to have an option like that, but that works.

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liam2705 wrote:
Update: Some of those codes can block users from the Admin control panel. Also it can stop you from doing simple tasks on your forum.

I strongly advise against this. There is about a %45 chance you will mess up your forum if you dont know what your doing.


actually, it depends on which layout you pick, if the layout changes your forum text or cursor, i would not have used it because it makes your forum look horrible, and it may mess up your forum, but if you are careful and preview the layouts you think are cool before putting them on your site, you can test who's the best for your forum.
I will not take any responsibility for a messed- up forum.

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I created a sample forum separate from my normal forum to test out coding on before I put it on my normal forum. I tried this there and it works fine. But if you are using a wider style for your forums like "Chronicles" you won't nice a difference, as the image appears BEHIND your forum as a background. A wider Style blocks the view of what you are installing. A style not as wide such as some of the acidtech styles works well with this though. Also whatever layout you are choosing has to be one with a full bleed (meaning it has to go all the way to the edges).

So you kind of have to have an eye for design to do this and make it look good.

Also keep in mind not all layout styles (from the site he has suggested at least) work properly. So it's kind of hit and miss.

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Edit:

I gave this an honest shot.

Don't waste your time. I just spent ten minutes of hell getting my forums fixed back to how I had them.

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Cool. Been wanting to do something with my site.

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